Contact IACUC

Questions about the IACUC and CSUF policies and procedures regarding the use of animals in teaching, training and research can be directed to:

Dr. Paul Stapp, Professor
Department of Biological Science
(657) 278-2849

Animal Care Facility Specialist
Esther Escobar
(657) 278-5543
(657) 767-3315 (cell)

Campus Veterinarian
Dr. Scott Weldy
(949) 855-9744

Research Compliance Coordinator
Grace Amaya
Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
(657) 278-7719
Animal Use:

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The CSUF Institutional Review Board (CSUF IRB) is a university committee appointed by the president to review and safeguard the use of human participants in research pursuant to Federal Code of Regulations (45 CFR 46Opens in new window ).

CSUF receives federal funding and agrees to adhere to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) regulations for use of human subjects in research. In order to comply with the Department of Health and Human Services federal regulations regarding research involving human subjects, the university agrees that all CSUF protocols that involve human subjects will be reviewed for compliance with these regulations before each researcher collects data.

CSUF students, faculty or staff who conduct research involving human services, when such data will be available for generalized public knowledge and/or publication, require review and approval by CSUF IRB.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

California State University, Fullerton is committed to the humane care and use of animals in teaching and research. This commitment is reflected in the presence of an accredited and state-licensed Veterinarian and Certified Laboratory Animal Technologist/Registered Veterinarian Technician, who have as their principal concern, the health and welfare of animals. The university has a designated Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which is composed of a panel of experts on animal health and welfare, life and behavioral sciences, laboratory safety and federal regulations, as well as a representative from the community at large. These individuals review all teaching and research projects that involve vertebrate animals to ensure that the use of animals is justified, that the number of animals used is appropriate, that the procedures are done in a humane fashion, and that the individuals involved are properly trained. More...

Contact IRB


Regular Mail:
California State University, Fullerton Institutional Review Board Office of Research Development
P.O. Box 6850
Fullerton, CA 92834-6850

Campus Mail or Hand Delivery:
CSUF IRB Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
ASC Building, 2nd Floor

Federal Express:
California State University, Fullerton
Institutional Review Board
Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
1121 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

To check on the status of a submitted application, please email or contact:
Theresa Tuckman,  Research Compliance Coordinator
(657) 278-7640